The Surprising Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Samantha Miller, MBChB

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Chewing Gum

For many people, chewing gum is a relatively mindless activity — one you might do while working, driving or sitting in class. You may chew a piece of gum to ward off bad breath after a meal or to satisfy a craving for something sweet. However, most of us don’t stop to think about the health effects that gum can have on our bodies. Surprisingly, chewing gum has many positive health benefits and can even limit the development of certain health conditions.